Letters to the Editor: More Kudos for ‘Apocalypse Cow’

Kudos to the Bohemian/Pacific Sun for a fantastic piece of journalism. Peter Byrne’s “Apocalypse Cow” (Dec. 9) was the most comprehensive story I’ve read about the plight of the elk and of Point Reyes National Seashore in the face of unrelenting misinformation and negligence by agencies in charge and by our local elected representatives.

I applaud your paper for being bold enough to report the truth regarding the Park Service’s failure to follow National Park mandates and National Seashore law which require them to protect and preserve our natural spaces, water quality and wildlife, including threatened and endangered species. 

Byrne also points out the hypocrisy of Huffman declaring himself an environmental advocate while he takes campaign money from organizations which make a profit from the destruction of forests and public lands, and contribute to a decline in air quality, and promote unhealthy forms of food and drink. He has been an unapologetic supporter of the dairy industry even with thousands of public comments calling for a look at the obvious destruction of these national parklands which taxpayers continue to subsidize.

Your kind of honest reporting is critical now when businesses and organizations engage in greenwashing to lull the public into complacency, and the voices of corporate media try to obscure science and drown out those who speak up for a just and sustainable world. Keep up the great work!

Linda Swartz

Cazadero

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